I take the criticism of the pixelation of Uncle Sam fully - I didn’t focus on it very much, and this piece was rushed, so the quality did suffer. If that says something about the artist, so be it - I just got to a point where I considered the art sufficiently complete to portray my thoughts and decided not to work on it any further.
And sorry for the controversy it created - certainly wasn’t it’s direct intent. I’ve been researching social stratification for English Extension and also watched videos like What Barry Says - and they’ve all influenced my thoughts.
What Trevor says is very accurate. It can be interpreted many ways. I don’t believe in stemming anyone’s expression of their opinion as long as they do some in a calm way.
For the message, America, like many other countries, is an oil economy. Without the oil, bad things will happen, hence why they use their military might to ensure their standards of living. I’m from Australia and our country mirrors many political ideologies of American policy, and will suffer the same shortcomings. In fact, Australia has the highest greenhouse pollution index per capita of any country.
If we don’t change our ways the effect will be felt the globe over.
We’re stuck in by this Earth (recognise the cage Uncle Sam is in?) and if we wreck it - game over.
I won’t discuss it anymore for fear of causing more offense.
But once again, I’m sorry for any offense I did cause…
I just had to let it out, refine them down from abstract thought and lock it down on paper…